News and Notes: 2021.12.08

News and Notes: 2021.12.08

Attention all Seniors 

December 15th is our next Seniors Mass and Christmas Luncheon.  Come Join us for a delicious turkey dinner.  Enjoy some music, fellowship, and participate in naming our group.  

Proof of vaccination not required to attend mass, however, proof of vaccination and pre- registration are required to attend the luncheon.   To help with planning, please register here before December 10th.  Free-will offering gladly accepted.  

Reconciliation 

Following the 9:00 a.m. Mass on December 11, priests will be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.   For more information, click here

Support the Holy Land Christians 

This weekend parishioners will have an opportunity to purchase items created by local artisans from the Holy Land.  The proceeds will support Christians living in the region. 

Advent Tree 

Just a reminder that if you are planning to purchase gift cards for children, please place the cards on the envelopes hanging on the Advent tree no later than December 12.     

If you are unable to sponsor a family this Christmas but would like to donate non-perishable food items for the Gloucester Food Cupboard, please feel free to drop them off under the Advent Tree right through Christmas.   

Drive-By Communion on Christmas Day 

For those parishioners who will be attending Christmas Mass on-line, you will be able to receive Holy Communion from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Christmas Day 

Get Your Envelopes! 

Collection envelopes for 2022 are available in the parish hall for pickup.   

Mark Your Calendar! 

January is a time of new beginnings.  Here are just a few things for you to plan for in the new year: 

Alpha:  the next Alpha will begin January 25.  For more information, check out our website or contact Alpha@annunciation-ottawa.com 

Baptismal Prep:  The next session begins on January 12.  Please contact baptisms@annunciation-ottawa.com for more information.